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Were Ganesh and Kartikeya mentioned in Vedas? Is Ganapati Elder to Kartikeya?

Yes, Ganesh and Kumara both are mentioned in Vedas. Here are the references. रुद्रो रुद्रश्च दन्तिश्च नन्दिः षण्मुख एव च । गरुडो ब्रह्मा विष्णुश्च नारसिहंस्तथैव च ।। rudro rudrascha dantischa ...
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Why is Kartikeya called as Guha?

The Valmiki Ramayana also several times refers to Lord Kartikeya as Guha. Like in Yuddha Kanda, strike of Kumbhakarna by Hanuman was compared with strike of Lord Kartikeya (Guha) on Krauncha Mountain. ...
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What scriptures describe Brahma's son Sanatkumara being reborn as Shiva's son Kartikeya?

The 37th Chapter of the Mahatmya Kanda of the Tripura Rahasya details the story of Sanatkumara incarnating as Kartikeya. Lord Dattatreya relates the story of Lord Muruga to Parashurama, listening to ...
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What is the story of Kartikeya's sons?

The portion you quoted in your question is from Kathasaritsagara and the exact verse number is 92. In that verse the names of two sons of Kartikeya are mentioned. For the start let's take a look at ...
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What is the reason behind Lord Kartikeya holding a rooster flag?

Story of Skanda acquiring peacock and cock and flag with rooster is described in Chapter 10 Section 3 Upoghaatapaada of Brahmanda Purana. Lord Vishnu gave Skanda Peacock and cock to play (as a part of ...
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What did Kartikeya do to get blessings from the Lords that Hanuman had met?

Lord Kartikeya got blessings from all gods on the occasion of his appointment as commander of the army of gods to slay Tarakasura. This story is mentioned in Mahabharata, Book 9, Shalya Parva, Section ...
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Is there any story in scriptures about the origin of peacocks?

Yes, Vayu Purana, Chapter 69 gives the details about the progeny of Garuda. It mention that peacocks were originated from Garuda with his wife Bhasi. भार्या गरुत्मतश्चापि भासी क्रोझी तथा शुकी। ...
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Why is Lord Kartikeya called 'Devasenapati'?

Both the meaning are supported by scriptures. 1. Devasena pati, husband of Devasena. Story of Devasena is said in Vanaparva of Mahabharata by sage Markandeya to Yudhishtira. She is daughter of ...
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Where do I find Devotional Sanskrit Stotra Sung in praise of Lord Kartikeya from?

You can find 25 stotras dedicated to Lord Karthikeya from this page (Hindupedia.com). Few are in Sanskrit and few are in Tamil as well. Stotras are given transliterated English along with translations ...
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Why peacock is the Vahana of Lord Karthik?

In the legend given in mahAbhArata, peacock was the son of garuda and cock was the son of aruna. When kartikeya was born every god gifted him something or the other, where garuda gifted him his son ‘...
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Do any scripture portrays Lord Kartikeya (Murugan) to be the Supreme God?

Mahabharata: Vana Parva: Markandeya-Samasya Parva: Section CCXXX portrays Lord Kartikeya to be the Supreme God: 'Markandeya continued, "O valiant scion of Kuru's race, I shall now with due devotion ...
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What is the story of Kumara Swamy or Kartikeya taking the form of Subrahmanya (snake)?

According to Mopidevi Subramanya Swami temple of Andhra Pradesh, the story of Kumara Swamy turning into snake is mentioned in Sahyadri Khanda of Skanda MahaPurana. You can read Sthala Purana from here ...
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When Shiva has five faces how does Subramanya have six faces?

Whether SadaShiva has five heads (with sixth Adhomukha head called Nilakantha) or MahaSadaShiva has 25 heads while revealing Agamas or Shankara form has only one head while living in Kailash, it has ...
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Why is Kartikeya called as Guha?

The simple meaning of Guha is "the secret born" or "reared in a secret place" as per Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: because of his birth in the solitude of a forest of reeds he ...
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Has Kartikeya kill any other demons other than Tarakasura?

गांगेयस्ताम्रचूडश्च ब्रह्मचारी शिखिध्वजः । तारकारिरुमापुत्रः क्रौंचारिश्च षडाननः ॥२॥ Gaangeyas-Taamra-Cuuddashca Brahmacaarii Shikhi-Dhvajah | Taaraka-Arir-Umaa-Putrah Krauncaa-Rishca ...
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Which puranas contain the story of the contest between Ganesha and Kartikeya for vighnadhipatyam?

As per most of Puranas, this story of competition between Ganesha and Kartikeya is for their marriage. You may read this from Shiva Purana. I have verified this story with other versions of Shiva ...
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Do any scripture portrays Lord Kartikeya (Murugan) to be the Supreme God?

Yes, Lord Kartikeya is Parabrahman and Paramatma. There is ample amount of evidence for this, from the following references: Shiva purana Rudrasamhita Kumarika Khanda, Sri Kumar Stuti. Mahabharata, ...
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Lord Kartikeya Origins

In Mahabharata, Shalya parva, Chapter 44. The origins story of Skand (Lord Kartikeya), is described as follows: In days of yore the vital seed of Maheshvara coming out, fell into a blazing fire. The ...
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Which scriptures mention Kartikeya as the elder brother of Ganesha?

This excerpt from the Kumara Khanda of the Shiva Purana describes Kartikeya participating in the battle between Shiva and Ganesha that happened right after Ganesha was born: [Shiva] issued ...
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Was Lord Muruga Guru to Lord Shiva and taught him the complete explanation of OM?

Summary: - Yes, Muruga did take on the position of a guru for Lord Shiva and did explain him the meaning of the Pranava, though the 2 crore verse thing hasn’t been mentioned. Detailed This story has ...
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About Skanda Shasti Fasting

Skanda is Lord Shiva & Goddess Parvati's son,younger brother of Ganapaty, also known by names such as Karthikeya,Shanmuga etc. The Puranas say that Karthikeya was born on Sukla Shashti tithi in ...
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Is Shiva's son Kartikeya the rishi of two hymns of the Rig Veda?

Rig Veda VII.101 & 102 are dedicated to Parjanya. According to H.H. Wilson (p.245), the sage is Vasistha or Kumara, the son of Agni. We have to remember that Kumara is none other than Agni ...
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Various names of Lord Subrahmanya

Mahabharata: Anusasana Parva: SECTION LXXXVI: Kartikeya: having been born of the Krittikas and reared by them, he came to be known throughout the three worlds as Kartikeya. Skanda: having sprung from ...
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Various names of Lord Subrahmanya

The names you have listed originated in different langauges namely, Sanskrit and Classical Tamil. From Monier-Williams Sanskrit-English Dictionary, 1899 (MW for short): Subrahmaṇya : "su—brahmaṇya ...
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Source of Lord Subrahmanya killing demons Surapadma and Simhavaktra

skandapurANa exists in two parts : With divisions like maheshvarakhanDa, vaiShNavakhanDa, etc. whose english translations are available online With divisions like Sanatkumāra Saṃhitā, Sūta Saṃhitā, ...
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Who is Naigamesha, the goat-headed form of Kartikeya?

The Naigamesha form of Kartikeya is a personified graha (disease), but he can be appeased with proper prayer. From Sushruta Samhita, Uttara Tantra 2.36: Now we shall discourse on the chapter which ...
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Subrahmanya Shodasa Nama Stotram from Skanda Purana

The Sanskrit version of eulogisation by Sage Agastya (agastya sthuthi) of Skanda has been posted below: The online source of this part of Skanda Purana is available here. Translated version of ...
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Source of Lord Subrahmanya killing demons Surapadma and Simhavaktra

I had verified Skanda purana (English version), but could not find the story of Skanda defeating Surapadman. However, this online source says that the Kanda Puranam, Tamil Version of a section of ...
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Does epic like Mahabharata mention about Lord Shiva's personal life events?

Mahabharata: Adi Parva: Chapter 62 mentions: This work [Mahabharata] presents an account of the gods and royal sages and sacred regenerate Rishis, the sinless Kesava; the god of gods, Mahadeva and ...
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Why is skanda worship more in south india rather than north india?

Because Lord Kartikeya left Kailash mountain (situated in North) and made his abode in Kraunch mountain (situated in South India) and spent lot of his time here. Read the complete story from Shiva ...
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